Texas Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: My child support withholdings were supposed to end as of 6/1/18 however the OAG continues to withhold.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
You need to file an official end to the withholding order.

Q: Over payment of child support. Texas

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Talk to the Attorney Generals office handling the child support collection.

Q: I am needing a little input on how to start a proposed order for child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Texas on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Copy and paste this link: https://guides.sll.texas.gov/divorce

Q: I'm 16 and I'm 6months pregnant by a 26 year old male,and he even hit me twice when I was pregnant will he get in troubl

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
He could end up serving time in the state penitentiary for sexual assault and then spending the rest of his life on the sex offender registry.

Q: Question about child custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Robert W. Leonard Jr.'s answer
Courts do not generally change custody unless it is in the best interest of the children. If there is no reason to change the current situation, then the court will not likely do so. However, the courts do expect parents to work together and most orders include language such as, "or as the parties agree" to cover when parties choose to work together outside the current order.

You can contact a local family law attorney to discuss the situation further. If the attorney knows all of...

Q: How can I reverse child support when my child is now living with me?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Matthew Valley's answer
You need to go back to court and seek a modification of the child support order currently in place.

Q: I need an answer ASAP. I will be remanded to County Jail for 30 days. I have my daughter. If I am taken in, what happen?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Aug 17, 2018
Bert Steinmann's answer
Call a local attorney and get a free consult asap. A POA over the child can be given to a friend, teacher, pastor, church member. Good luck and God bless! #steinmannlaw steinmannlaw.com

Q: How far back can you charge someone for arrears if they weren't in court?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
Bert Steinmann's answer
Arrears go back as far as the Court order states they do. A local attorney can review the order and the facts and give you a more specific answer. (This is not intended to be specific legal advice or create an attorney client relationship, contact a local attorney as soon as possible.)

Q: Can child support equal to more than half a person's income?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You may file am indigency application with the DPS to eliminate or reduce your surcharges. Your child support obligation depends on the number of children you have , and the number of different people you have to make payments to.

Q: I am 35yrs old, can I force my father legally to take a paternity test, against his free will to do so?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
Bryan Joseph Fagan's answer
NO TIME LIMITATION: CHILD HAVING NO PRESUMED, ACKNOWLEDGED, OR ADJUDICATED FATHER

Under Section 160.606:

A proceeding to adjudicate the parentage of a child having no presumed, acknowledged, or adjudicated father may be commenced at any time, including after the date:

(1) the child becomes an adult; or

(2) an earlier proceeding to adjudicate paternity has been dismissed based on the application of a statute of limitation then in effect.

Q: Can an illegal immigrant request and receive child support payments from their spouse?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
This question is best directed to a family law attorney in New York.

Q: What happens to my arrears child support if I am awarded full custody after a CPS investigation and custody hearing?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
Fiza Syed's answer
I mean thats money you still owe the other parent. Most likely you can adjust that against the child support that they would pay you.

Q: Dad missed April1 for notice of summervisit. My court order says june15-july27 is default. Does he have to give notice?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on May 21, 2018
Robert W. Leonard Jr.'s answer
If your order says he has a default possession, then he has a default possession. I am sure it is inconvenient, but be where your order says to be on the day you he starts his possession. Otherwise you are in violation of the order.

Q: My ex is trying to go for sole custody to avoided child support and they keep telling me I'm a unfit mother

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on May 21, 2018
Robert W. Leonard Jr.'s answer
This is an unfortunate but not uncommon situation. Provided the allegations regarding your maternal fitness are untrue, it is unlikely he will be successful. You do, however, need an attorney representing you to protect your interests.

Q: What can I do if my wife took my daughter out of Texas to California with out my consent.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on May 11, 2018
Matthew Valley's answer
You should visit with local family law counsel for a full consultation. Generally speaking, unless there are orders stating otherwise, a parent married to the other parent is free to take his/her children to different states without consent from the other parent.

Q: I have court papers drawn up for child custody and in the paper work it says neither parent is allowed to leave

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on May 2, 2018
Fiza Syed's answer
You need to file a petition to modify and have her served.

Q: How do I get the father of my kids to pay current and back child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Matthew Valley's answer
You don't have to wait for the AG to get around to your case. You can go to court and seek an enforcement order yourself. You could also retain an attorney to help you with the process.

Q: I'm getting married soon and my wife wants to adopt my kids but how would we go about it

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Robert W. Leonard Jr.'s answer
Contact a local family law attorney to work with you on the adoption. The attorney will prepare the appropriate documents for the biological father to sign, and prepare the documents needed for the court.

Your spouse will have to submit to a criminal background check and the court will assign a social worker to conduct a study of your living environment.

The process is pretty simple if the father agrees. If he does not agree or changes his mind, it becomes a lawsuit and you...

Q: My husband and his ex have joint custody. She moved and changed her number in Dec. 2016.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 8, 2018
Matthew Valley's answer
One can seek enforcement of a custody order even if one has child support arrearages. It would be wise to talk with local counsel before doing so, as a counterpetition seeking enforcement of the child support portion of the order can be filed against him.

Q: My childs mother is moving to new mexico with her boyfriend and is leaving our child with her mother (child grandmother)

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 8, 2018
Matthew Valley's answer
You would file pleadings asking for modification in the case in which the prior orders were entered.

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